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Anne B.S. Giersch, Ph.D.

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Dartmouth College, Hanover, NHBA06/1986Biology
Tufts Medical School, Boston, MAPhD05/1995Molecular Biology
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA06/1999Post-Doc - Genetics
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA08/1998Clinical Cytogenetics
U. Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA07/2000Post-Doc - Genetics

Dr Giersch is a ABMGG board certified Clinical Cytogeneticist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She participates in review and sign-out of all case types (constitutional and cancer specimens) and all testing modalities offered in the lab (karyotype, FISH, SNP microarray). y.
Dr. Giersch's research is focused on the genetics of hearing and hearing loss. She is involved currently in two major efforts. She is a co-investigator in the SEQaBOO project (Sequencing a Baby for an Optimal Outcome) which is performing whole genome sequencing on newborns who do not pass their newborn hearing screen, in an effort to identify best practices for integrating WGS into newborn screening.
She is investigating the genetics of age-related hearing loss (ARHL), the most common sensory disorder world-wide. She is involved in several genome wide association studies (GWAS) in an effort to discover genetic influences on ARHL, including one recent study which identified several new genes associated with ARHL. She is also collaborating with 23 and Me to administer surveys and on-line hearing tests to their participants.

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  1. Giersch A, Laprévote V. Perceptual Functioning. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2022 Oct 29. PMID: 36306053.
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  2. Foerster FR, Chidharom M, Bonnefond A, Giersch A. Neurocognitive analyses reveal that video game players exhibit enhanced implicit temporal processing. Commun Biol. 2022 10 11; 5(1):1082. PMID: 36221032; PMCID: PMC9553938.
    Citations:    Translation:Humans
  3. Jovanovic L, Trichanh M, Martin B, Giersch A. Strong perceptual consequences of low-level visual predictions: A new illusion. Cognition. 2023 Jan; 230:105279. PMID: 36088670.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Bouzinier MA, Etin D, Trifonov SI, Evdokimova VN, Ulitin V, Shen J, Kokorev A, Ghazani AA, Chekaluk Y, Albertyn Z, Giersch A, Morton CC, Abraamyan F, Bendapudi PK, Sunyaev S, Krier JB. AnFiSA: An open-source computational platform for the analysis of sequencing data for rare genetic disease. J Biomed Inform. 2022 09; 133:104174. PMID: 35998814.
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  5. Chaumon M, Rioux PA, Herbst SK, Spiousas I, Kübel SL, Gallego Hiroyasu EM, Runyun SL, Micillo L, Thanopoulos V, Mendoza-Duran E, Wagelmans A, Mudumba R, Tachmatzidou O, Cellini N, D'Argembeau A, Giersch A, Grondin S, Gronfier C, Igarzábal FA, Klarsfeld A, Jovanovic L, Laje R, Lannelongue E, Mioni G, Nicolaï C, Srinivasan N, Sugiyama S, Wittmann M, Yotsumoto Y, Vatakis A, Balci F, van Wassenhove V. The Blursday database as a resource to study subjective temporalities during COVID-19. Nat Hum Behav. 2022 11; 6(11):1587-1599. PMID: 35970902.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  6. Mitchell CO, Rivera-Cruz G, Chau MHK, Dong Z, Choy KW, Shen J, Amr S, Giersch ABS, Morton CC. The Burden and Benefits of Knowledge: Ethical Considerations Surrounding Population-Based Newborn Genome Screening for Hearing. Int J Neonatal Screen. 2022 May 27; 8(2). PMID: 35735787; PMCID: PMC9224714.
  7. Trpchevska N, Freidin MB, Broer L, Oosterloo BC, Yao S, Zhou Y, Vona B, Bishop C, Bizaki-Vallaskangas A, Canlon B, Castellana F, Chasman DI, Cherny S, Christensen K, Concas MP, Correa A, Elkon R, Mengel-From J, Gao Y, Giersch ABS, Girotto G, Gudjonsson A, Gudnason V, Heard-Costa NL, Hertzano R, Hjelmborg JVB, Hjerling-Leffler J, Hoffman HJ, Kaprio J, Kettunen J, Krebs K, Kähler AK, Lallemend F, Launer LJ, Lee IM, Leonard H, Li CM, Lowenheim H, Magnusson PKE, van Meurs J, Milani L, Morton CC, Mäkitie A, Nalls MA, Nardone GG, Nygaard M, Palviainen T, Pratt S, Quaranta N, Rämö J, Saarentaus E, Sardone R, Satizabal CL, Schweinfurth JM, Seshadri S, Shiroma E, Shulman E, Simonsick E, Spankovich C, Tropitzsch A, Lauschke VM, Sullivan PF, Goedegebure A, Cederroth CR, Williams FMK, Nagtegaal AP. Genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies 48 risk variants and highlights the role of the stria vascularis in hearing loss. Am J Hum Genet. 2022 06 02; 109(6):1077-1091. PMID: 35580588; PMCID: PMC9247887.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  8. Sainz-Fuertes R, Gelabert Mir JM, Valderas JM, Bullock K, Giersch A, Vogeley K, García AT, Huguet MA, Russell T, Hollingdale J, Lopez-Moriñigo JD, Delgado IN, Selsick H, Gurr H, Fitzpatrick T, Maddox T. COVID-19 and mental health: A review and the role of telehealth and virtual reality. Digit Med. 2020 Jul-Dec; 6(2):53-66. PMID: 35663234; PMCID: PMC9148628.
  9. Patel MJ, DiStefano MT, Oza AM, Hughes MY, Wilcox EH, Hemphill SE, Cushman BJ, Grant AR, Siegert RK, Shen J, Chapin A, Boczek NJ, Schimmenti LA, Nara K, Kenna M, Azaiez H, Booth KT, Avraham KB, Kremer H, Griffith AJ, Rehm HL, Amr SS, Tayoun ANA. Disease-specific ACMG/AMP guidelines improve sequence variant interpretation for hearing loss. Genet Med. 2021 11; 23(11):2208-2212. PMID: 34230634; PMCID: PMC8556313.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Giersch ABS, Bieber FR, Dubuc AM, Fletcher JA, Ligon AH, Mason-Suares H, Morton CC, Weremowicz S, Xiao S, Cin PD. Reporting of Diagnostic Cytogenetic Results. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2016 Apr 01; 89:A.1D.1-A.1D.23. PMID: 27037490.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Girotto G, Scheffer DI, Morgan A, Vozzi D, Rubinato E, Di Stazio M, Muzzi E, Pensiero S, Giersch AB, Corey DP, Gasparini P. PSIP1/LEDGF: a new gene likely involved in sensorineural progressive hearing loss. Sci Rep. 2015 Dec 22; 5:18568. PMID: 26689366.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Robertson NG, O'Malley JT, Ong CA, Giersch AB, Shen J, Stankovic KM, Morton CC. Cochlin in normal middle ear and abnormal middle ear deposits in DFNA9 and Coch (G88E/G88E) mice. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2014 Dec; 15(6):961-74. PMID: 25049087.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  13. Ligon AH, Morton CC, Bieber FR, Fletcher JA, Giersch AB, Kantarci S, Leach N, Lee C, Sandstrom M, Weremowicz S, Xiao S, Dal Cin P. Reporting of diagnostic cytogenetic results. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2011 Jul; Appendix 1:1D. PMID: 21735374.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Jones SM, Robertson NG, Given S, Giersch AB, Liberman MC, Morton CC. Hearing and vestibular deficits in the Coch(-/-) null mouse model: comparison to the Coch(G88E/G88E) mouse and to DFNA9 hearing and balance disorder. Hear Res. 2011 Feb; 272(1-2):42-8. PMID: 21073934.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  15. Ligon AH, Morton CC, Bieber FR, Fletcher JA, Giersch AB, Kantarci S, Leach N, Lee C, Sandstrom M, Weremowicz S, Xiao S, Dal Cin P. Reporting of diagnostic cytogenetic results. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2010 Oct; Appendix 1:1D.1-23. PMID: 20891028.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Robertson NG, Jones SM, Sivakumaran TA, Giersch AB, Jurado SA, Call LM, Miller CE, Maison SF, Liberman MC, Morton CC. A targeted Coch missense mutation: a knock-in mouse model for DFNA9 late-onset hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction. Hum Mol Genet. 2008 Nov 01; 17(21):3426-34. PMID: 18697796.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  17. Williamson RE, Darrow KN, Giersch AB, Resendes BL, Huang M, Conrad GW, Chen ZY, Liberman MC, Morton CC, Tasheva ES. Expression studies of osteoglycin/mimecan (OGN) in the cochlea and auditory phenotype of Ogn-deficient mice. Hear Res. 2008 Mar; 237(1-2):57-65. PMID: 18243607.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  18. Gabashvili IS, Sokolowski BH, Morton CC, Giersch AB. Ion channel gene expression in the inner ear. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2007 Sep; 8(3):305-28. PMID: 17541769; PMCID: PMC2538437.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Sivakumaran TA, Resendes BL, Robertson NG, Giersch AB, Morton CC. Characterization of an abundant COL9A1 transcript in the cochlea with a novel 3' UTR: Expression studies and detection of miRNA target sequence. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2006 Jun; 7(2):160-72. PMID: 16718610; PMCID: PMC2504574.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Gabashvili IS, Carter RJ, Markstein P, Giersch ABS. EST-BASED ANALYSIS OF GENE EXPRESSION IN THE HUMAN COCHLEA. Workshops Poster Abstr. 2005 Aug; 2005. PMID: 28967002; PMCID: PMC5621477.
  21. Ligon AH, Morton CC, Bieber FR, Fletcher JA, Giersch AB, Lee C, Sandstrom M, Weremowicz S, Xiao S, Dal Cin P. Reporting of diagnostic cytogenetic results. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2004 Nov; Appendix 1:Appendix 1D. PMID: 18428350.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Resendes BL, Kuo SF, Robertson NG, Giersch AB, Honrubia D, Ohara O, Adams JC, Morton CC. Isolation from cochlea of a novel human intronless gene with predominant fetal expression. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2004 Jun; 5(2):185-202. PMID: 15357420; PMCID: PMC2538407.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  23. Stover EH, Borthwick KJ, Bavalia C, Eady N, Fritz DM, Rungroj N, Giersch AB, Morton CC, Axon PR, Akil I, Al-Sabban EA, Baguley DM, Bianca S, Bakkaloglu A, Bircan Z, Chauveau D, Clermont MJ, Guala A, Hulton SA, Kroes H, Li Volti G, Mir S, Mocan H, Nayir A, Ozen S, Rodriguez Soriano J, Sanjad SA, Tasic V, Taylor CM, Topaloglu R, Smith AN, Karet FE. Novel ATP6V1B1 and ATP6V0A4 mutations in autosomal recessive distal renal tubular acidosis with new evidence for hearing loss. J Med Genet. 2002 Nov; 39(11):796-803. PMID: 12414817; PMCID: PMC1735017.
    Citations: 114     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  24. Lynch M, Cameron TL, Knight M, Kwok TY, Thomas P, Forrest SM, Giersch AB, Briggs RJ, Pyman BC. Structural and mutational analysis of antiquitin as a candidate gene for Menière disease. Am J Med Genet. 2002 Jul 15; 110(4):397-9. PMID: 12116217.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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